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CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 9:40pm EST
are naturally curious and are willing to venture out of your comfort zone, the environment is so rich. if you want to be hermetically sealed, that option is available to you, too. >> people who might be liberals or conservatives to at least have an enemy they can identify with which was not an pot -- which was not possible in the age of walter cronkite, with one solo voice of television mainstream journalism. >> they had enemies, they were just not on television. consider walter cronkite. known to many in the day as uncle walter. it would be little as -- ludicrous to call in the news anger and relative to date. it would be arrogant to end every newscast with the phrase, "and that's the way it is." can you imagine anybody try to get away with that presumptuous statement? yet it was his sign off and everybody believed it and quit the comfort of that dinner time slice of consensus reality. >> do you think cable tv and the that kind of comfort -- ended that kind of comfort? >> not initially. the more media sources you have dividing up the audience, the smaller the public prayer becomes. the let's
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 12:40am EST
out of your comfort zone, the environment is so rich. >> by the same token, people who might be liberals or conservatives do at least have an enemy they can identify with, which was not always possible in the age of walter cronkite. with one solo voice. >> that had enemies, they just were not on television. when you think about it, consider walter cronkite, known to many in the day as uncle walter. it would be ludicrous to call any newscaster a relative today. can you imagine anybody trying to get away with a presumptuous statement like "and that's the way it is." everybody craved the comfort of that dinnertime slice of consensus reality. i think that the more media do you think cable tv and that that kind of comfort? >> i think that the more media sources you have dividing up the audience, the smaller the public square becomes. less consensus, but you are exchanging that comfort for the comfort of knowing that there are other people like you in the world who care about the things that you care about. i am always in favor of more speech, rather than less, even though everythi
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